Samata Foundation was officially registered under the Company Act, 2063 BS as a profit-not-sharing organization in 2009. It engages in research both empirical and policy, and informed-advocacy for the rights of marginalized people, especially Dalit social groups, both from Hill and Madhes. It firmly believes that real change can only be brought by producing critical youth mass of Dalit and non-Dalit, disseminating knowledge, encouraging civic participation and preparing individuals from Dalit social groups to become leaders of the next generation. In this manner, it has been engaging in different thematic areas such as: Democracy and Good governance; Dalit Human Rights; Social Inclusion; Land, Livelihoods and Food Rights; and Culture, Education and Media.
Samata Foundation is emerging as an independent think-tank specializing in the area of caste related issues concerning Dalit community of Nepal. Samata Foundation believes, it has a crucial role of generating concrete and scientific information to bring positive changes in the society, helping to develop appropriate policies and suitably amend when deemed necessary. Samata Foundation envisions creating caste-based discrimination and untouchability free society in days to come.
With the financial support from various funding partners, Samata Foundation has been conducting various programs on Dalit and social exclusion issues through research, informed-advocacy, capacity building of Dalit youths, high level policy dialogues and discussions, expanding and Samata Foundation resource center to achieve its intended objectives. In this regard, researchers from Dalit social group have been involving in various activities mainly conduction of studies, compilation and analysis of Dalit related data , translation of documents related to Dalit issues both in Nepali and English language, providing necessary supports to Parliamentarians/Lawmakers with factual information, publications, review of existing government policies and laws on Dalit issues.